Corvette plug-in hybrid, Chinese elevated bus, Tesla Gigafactory energy: Today's Car News

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, yellow

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, yellow

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Today, we have a prediction that the next Chevrolet Corvette will get a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the first test run of the massive, road-straddling Chinese Transit Elevated Bus, and Tesla’s plans to use renewable energy to power its “gigafactory.” All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Chevy is undertaking a redesign of the Corvette, and the new version could be one of the most radical ever. Former General Motors product czar speculates that the next Corvette could get a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Kia will prioritize hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles over battery-electrics for the time being, the carmaker’s engineering boss says.

We have more updates on plug-in electric car sales for July 2016.

See this huge road-straddling Chinese elevated bus carry its first passengers.

The Tesla gigafactory doesn’t have its rooftop solar panels yet, but CTO JB Straubel says the company is still committed to using renewable energy.

See how the Tesla Model X impacted plug-in electric car sales in Canada last month.

The refreshed 2017 Ford Escape compact crossover improved its performance in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, but it still lags behind rival crossovers.

Finally, Atieva’s electric-car test mule got plenty of attention when it beat a Ferrari California and a Tesla Model S in a drag race. Now it’s back to race a BMW i8 plug-in hybrid and a Dodge Viper.

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